St. Albans Cathedral, Hertfordshire (UK)
Andrew Lucas has been Master of the Music at St Albans Cathedral and Music Director of St Albans Bach Choir since 1998. Born in Shropshire in 1958, Andrew was a chorister in his local parish church and went to school in Shrewsbury. From 1976, he studied at the Royal College of Music (organ with John Birch and composition with Herbert Howells) and graduated with a London University BMus. Later, his organ studies continued with Peter Hurford and Piet Kee.
Prior to his roles in St Albans, Andrew Lucas was Assistant Director of Music at St Paul’s Cathedral in London and a freelance musician, conductor, chorus-master and keyboard continuo player. As an organist, he made over twenty-five CDs with the St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and two solo recordings. He has played in concerts throughout the UK, Europe and the USA. He was Artistic Director of the St Albans International Organ Festival from 1999 to 2007, directing four festivals (2001 to 2007), and was the artistic consultant for the restoration of the Harrison & Harrison organ in St Albans Cathedral, completed in 2009.